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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 08-03-2011, 09:39 AM
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Posted By Toadfish
:rofl::rofl::rofl:

:rofl::rofl::rofl:
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 08-02-2011, 06:17 PM
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Posted By Toadfish
yea ok, The home owner is calling the inspector...

yea ok, The home owner is calling the inspector now for approval. :rolleyes: :rofl:
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 08-02-2011, 04:30 PM
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Views: 2,716
Posted By Toadfish
No you are wrong. There's more than enough flex...

No you are wrong.
There's more than enough flex in the coupling to ensure a water tight seal. We are talking drain lines not water under pressure. While this is not the greatest fix it sounds like...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 08-02-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Toadfish
Sawzall is best but a hacksaw and an armstrong...

Sawzall is best but a hacksaw and an armstrong will do. :D
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 08-02-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,391
Posted By Toadfish
IMHO it should be an easy fix. Watts 3/4 in....

IMHO it should be an easy fix. Watts 3/4 in. Cast-Bronze FPT x MPT Pressure-Reducing Valve with Stainless-Steel Strainer - N55BU M1 at The Home Depot...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 08-02-2011, 03:02 PM
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Posted By Toadfish
The easiest way to repair this is to use one of...

The easiest way to repair this is to use one of these. 3 in. EPDM Rubber Hub x Hub Flex Coupling - 808 c156-33 at The Home Depot...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-26-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,607
Posted By Toadfish
I suspect my ultrasonic leak detector would have...

I suspect my ultrasonic leak detector would have located a leak after pressurizing the piping. Unless like you mentioned its a leaking PRV with the outlet buried in the ground somewhere.

That's...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-26-2011, 08:05 AM
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Views: 4,607
Posted By Toadfish
Surprisingly he's not to concerned. :confused:

Surprisingly he's not to concerned. :confused:
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-24-2011, 06:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,607
Posted By Toadfish
falling No pool. Unless they tunneled...

falling

No pool.
Unless they tunneled underground and made a connection in the slab, I see no hose running across the lawn. :D
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-18-2011, 12:18 PM
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Views: 4,607
Posted By Toadfish
All the toilets are shut off, no lawn sprinklers....

All the toilets are shut off, no lawn sprinklers. Relief valve on HWH was dry. If there is another relief valve buried in the wall or ceiling I couldn't find it and it didn't dump to the exterior of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-11-2011, 07:38 PM
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Views: 4,607
Posted By Toadfish
A valve was already in place and that was one of...

A valve was already in place and that was one of the first things I did. The meter was rock solid after closing.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-11-2011, 03:55 PM
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Views: 4,607
Posted By Toadfish
No luck finding either a relief valve or a leak....

No luck finding either a relief valve or a leak. Drained the system and pressurized the system with air up to 100 psi and listened with no results. :confused:
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-09-2011, 07:11 AM
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Views: 4,607
Posted By Toadfish
Thanks Redwood, I'll have a look around for the...

Thanks Redwood, I'll have a look around for the relief valve. There already is a PRV on the main but the relief valve you mention makes sense. The neighborhood is 10-12 years old and I'll replaced a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-08-2011, 07:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,637
Posted By Toadfish
Try just using the other bathroom for a few days...

Try just using the other bathroom for a few days and see what appears.
I'm guessing the 2 baths are on the same floor and there are no baths above?

The 2 access points outside are probably...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-08-2011, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,782
Posted By Toadfish
Make sure the PO plug (stopper) isn't clogged...

Make sure the PO plug (stopper) isn't clogged with hair. The depot has a tool called Zip-it that'll snag any hair that's clogged up in there.
You can also get a small hand snake to clear the gunk...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-08-2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,607
Posted By Toadfish
Thanks for the suggestions and input. My...

Thanks for the suggestions and input.

My next move to identify the leak source is to pressurize the system with compressed air and then use my ultrasound leak detector to search the slab.

I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-07-2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,984
Posted By Toadfish
Yep, that would be it. The tub should have an...

Yep, that would be it. The tub should have an access door on it. I assume its a jetted garden tub. Remove it and have a look inside. Depending on what you find you may even replace the steel pipe...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-07-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,421
Posted By Toadfish
I've got a Milwaukee sawzall for years and like...

I've got a Milwaukee sawzall for years and like it I've also used the porta cable tiger saw. Either way you can't go wrong.

For cutting CI pipe you can use a sawzall but invest in some good blades...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-07-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,607
Posted By Toadfish
Water Leak but where?

I got a call from a client that has a water leak on a 3 story residential home. About 2.5 gal per hour leak. I looked at the water meter and saw the flow meter turning, so I shut the main inside the...
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